The Wild Family – “Grows Apart”

January 16, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Chicago may seem like an unlikely place to grow a indie folk band, but The Wild Family is doing just that: creating darling ditties in the second city. Armed with sweet harmonies and layered instrumentals, the group is certain to warm your heart. Check out their original “Grows Apart” and the music video for “Pines”. […]

Peoples Temple of America – “Outliers”

January 15, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Peoples Temple of America emulates a sound much like indie stars Titus Andronicus: rock with a touch of punk harshness. After creating their first demo last year, the Chicago trio is set to release their debut album P.T.A. mid-February. For now, check out their latest single from the record, “Outliers”.

Cadence Fox – “Shootout”

January 15, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Cadence Fox is the experimental metal project of St. Charles natives Rob Poznanski, Seb Alvarez, and Steve Guardi. After tweaking their sound over the years, the trio has developed a complex sound structure beyond basic metal riffs. Check out “Shootout” from the group’s first full-length album, Metaphors for the Decline of Humanity.

Blue Dream – “Black Sun”

January 14, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Saturated in hazy, blues-inspired riffs, Blue Dream‘s approach to rock n’ roll is rare nowadays. The Chicago natives have produced a sound which lies somewhere on a spectrum between psych rock and jam band, while still embodying a classic rock vibe straight out of 1977. Check out the group’s original, “Black Sun” off their first […]

Blue Dream @ Subterranean 1-12

January 13, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Blue Dream rocked Wicker Park’s Subterranean with their unique style of jam-filled psychedelic rock. The group was joined by fellow psych-rockers Star Spangled KGB and the low-fi, garage punks The Mirandas.

A Chase Away’s Birthday @ the House Cafe

January 12, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Dekalb’s House Cafe played host to Hampshire rockers Chase Aways on January 11th, as the group celebrated their 2nd anniversary as a band. The Elgin-based garage band, The Smoking Revolvers, opened the show. Check out Local Loop’s articles on both Chase Aways and the Smoking Revolvers for more jams.

Red Deer Cave People – “Palo Alto Swing”

January 8, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Low-fi, fuzzed-out rock n’ roll is the specialty of South Elgin’s Red Deer Cave People. With a sound like indie rockers Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, RDCP’s music is dissonant, rough, and yet fascinatingly psychedelic. The group is currently working on an album which will be released on cassette on Weiner Records. Check out their original “Palo Alto […]

The Nineties Two – “Don’t Know”

January 7, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Originally known as Day13, The Nineties Two is the collaborative hip-hop project of Andy Rodriguez (“Yazzy D”) and Daniel Washington (“Tommy Gun”). Although the St. Charles natives are relatively new to the music scene, their homemade demo is polished, professional, and easy to jam to. Check out TNT’s original “Don’t Know” below, and expect an interview with […]

Chase Aways – “Run”

January 5, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Chase Aways is an alternative rock band hailing from the small northwest-suburban town of Hampshire. Often playing DeKalb’s House Cafe, Chase Aways have a knack for catchy and yet well-executed melodies. Check out their fan-favorite original “Run” below and its goofy original music video.

Keep 7 – “Fortnight”

January 5, 2013 · Posted by Kirsten

Pop-punk rockers Keep 7 have quickly become a local music mainstay in the western suburbs. The South Elgin and St. Charles natives have created a catchy sound much like Blink 182, and are about to begin a Midwest tour. Below is an exclusive debut of their latest single, “Fortnight”, and their debut album, Rise and […]